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Crochet Clutch Pattern (Beginner Friendly!)

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In this post, you will see a crochet clutch pattern.

This bag is just what you need for a trip to the beach bar!

This bag will go with any of your summer outfits and will compliment your beach cover-ups and swimwear.

Please scroll down to view the free pattern or purchase a printer-friendly ad-free PDF pattern in my shop here.

crochet clutch bag

An Easy Level Crochet Pattern

This pattern is for anyone who is an advanced beginner.

This free crochet pattern uses basic techniques, including; how to chain and single crochet.

I made the bag using super bulky yarn weight cotton yarn – Lion Brand Fast Track yarn in the color‘ Chopper grey’ (149) and some leftovers I had from a coral t-shirt yarn from Hooked Zpagetti.

Both yarns are so great to crochet with, even though the t-shirt yarn has quite a bit of stretch compared to the grey fast-track yarn.

I used my size 10mm (US N/15) crochet hook, which made the bag really fast to make.

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crochet clutch bag in two colors

Resources and tutorials you may find helpful in following this pattern:

This pattern is great for any advanced beginner.

woman wearing a crossbody clutch bag

Crochet Clutch Pattern

Purchase the inexpensive ad-free, PDF printable pattern in my shop here.

Notes

Skill Level – Easy

Update your summer wardrobe with this easy-peasy crochet handbag.

Crochet a length of fabric and fold it over – any beginner to crochet can have a go!

Make one for yourself or as a gift.

Copyright Info

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  • If you wish to share this pattern, link to the pattern page only.
  • You may sell items produced using this pattern.
  • Do NOT use copyrighted photos for your product listing.
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Measurements

Gauge – 10 sts in 12 rows in 4 inches.

The dimensions of the finished bag are >

  • Width = 10.5″ / 27 cm
  • Height = 6.5″ / 16.5 cm
  • Long Strap = 37″ / 94 cm
  • Wrist Strap = 9″ / 23 cm

The Supplies You Need

Yarn

  • 1 x skein of Lion Brand Fast Track yarn in the color ‘Chopper grey’ (149).
  • Yarn substitute – Mixtape Yarn by Wool and the Gang.
  • 250-gram roll = 130 meters (142 yds), 3.5 wpi.
  • 1 x (I used leftovers) coral (06) t-shirt yarn from Hooked Zpagetti.

Hook size

  • 1 x 10 mm crochet hook (US N15).

Notions

  • Darning needle/yarn needle for sewing.
  • Tape measure.
  • Scissors.
  • Stitch Markers.

Other Materials

  • Silver bag clips (1.5 inches) and rings x 2 (1 inch) for long bag straps.
  • Silver ring x 1 for the wrist strap (1 inch).
  • Silver ring x 1 for tassel decoration (1 inch).

Abbreviations

The pattern is written using US terms and abbreviations.

You can find a free PDF of both US and UK terms and abbreviations here. – Crochet Abbreviations And Terms (US + UK)

  • Ch – Chain
  • SC – Single crochet
  • Rep – Repeat
  • sl st – slip stitch

Pattern Instructions

Bag body >

Yarn A – Coral

Yarn B – Grey

  • Make a slip knot with Yarn A and chain 21.
  • Row 1 – Insert hook into the 2nd ch from the hook and SC into every ch, ch1, turn
  • Rep row 1 until the piece measures = 5′′
  • Change to Yarn B and continue to rep row 1 until the whole piece measures 18.5″ from the first chain edge.
  • Cut a length of yarn and pull through the last loop to secure.

Making up >

Stitch the grey side seams together leaving the coral bag flap to reach over the main body of the bag.

Close up of crochet clutch bag

Bag Straps >

Front bag strap >

  • This plaited strap in Yarn B is to keep the front bag flap closed.
  • To make this – cut 6 lengths of grey yarn 23″ long.
  • Knot one end and braid, then knot the other end, then feed one knotted end through a crochet stitch hole in the back of the bag on one side and again on the other side, where you want the flap to be held down.
  • Please see the photo below for reference.

Crossbody strap >

  • With Yarn B – CH 76, then SC into every stitch.
  • Cut yarn and secure the last loop.
  • Stitch the ends of the bag strap into the silver rings that are attached to the silver bag clips.
  • Then you can easily attach/detach these to the sides of your bag.
  • Please see the photo below for reference.
crochet clutch bag free pattern

Wrist Strap >

  • With Yarn A – CH 36, then SC into every stitch.
  • Cut yarn and secure the last loop.
  • Place a silver ring onto the strap, then stitch or crochet the ends together.
  • Then you can swap the wrist strap for the body strap easily.
  • Please see the photo below for reference.

Making The Tassel

  • To make the tassel decoration, cut 8 lengths of Yarn A – 16″ long.
  • Feed through the ring and pull it through, so the yarn is hanging loosely over the ring, then with an extra piece of yarn that measures 16″ long, wrap it around the top section of the tassel and secure it in place.
  • Cut the bottom of the tassel to make the yarn strands the same length when hanging.
  • Please see the photos for reference.

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2 Comments

  1. Is there a video tutorial for this flap over bad? I’m not to sure where and how you put the silver rings on and the making and connecting for the strap doesn’t make to much sense to me.

    Thank you

    1. Hello Crissy,
      Sorry, I don’t have a video tutorial for this bag.
      The silver rings – one is placed into a stitch underneath the main bag flap – you can see in the photo that it has been fed through one of the stitches on the underside – then you can add a tassel.
      The other rings/keyring clips are used for the bag straps, you can also see those in the photographs, they are placed at each end of the main long bag strap and then clipped to either side of the bag.
      If you are making the wrist strap – you will need one ring and keyring clip on the strap as you can see in the photos.
      I hope that helps!
      Louise